Date   
Descendants from Ukmerge, Lithuania Who Are in Israel #lithuania

Ann Rabinowitz <annrab@...>
 

A friend of mine will be in Israel July 2-22, 2005, and he would like to
meet with other descendants >from Ukmerge, Lithuania. He is originally from
Cuba where his parents went in the 1920's and where there was a large group
of people >from Ukmerge. His families are Volpe / Wolpe and Atlas. These
families also went to South Africa.

Thanks,
Ann Rabinowitz
annrab@...

Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Descendants from Ukmerge, Lithuania Who Are in Israel #lithuania

Ann Rabinowitz <annrab@...>
 

A friend of mine will be in Israel July 2-22, 2005, and he would like to
meet with other descendants >from Ukmerge, Lithuania. He is originally from
Cuba where his parents went in the 1920's and where there was a large group
of people >from Ukmerge. His families are Volpe / Wolpe and Atlas. These
families also went to South Africa.

Thanks,
Ann Rabinowitz
annrab@...

JGS North Jersey Meeting March 27 #general

Paul & Myrna Lewis <pmlewis6391@...>
 

Editing Photographs & Other Documents

Place: YM-YWHA of North Jersey
Date: Sunday March 27, 2005
Time: 2:00 PM

Many genealogists have gathered photographs and documents to go along with our
computerized family history records. It's a two-step process: first, we have to
put the actual "hard-copy" material into computer-readable form, and then we often
have to do some work on it before we include it in our database. The first stage -
scanning the photo or document into a computer file - was discussed at an earlier
meeting of our group. Now we're ready to tackle the second part.

Bob Kraus, a long-time member of JGSNJ, will demonstrate some of the photo-editing
techniques available with fairly inexpensive computer software. A key element of
his presentation will be the assurance that patience rather than extensive
computer skill is the primary requirement to producing these most worthwhile
additions to your genealogy records.

The JGS meetings are held at the YM-YWHA of North Jersey, 1 Pike Drive, Wayne, NJ.
The Charles & Bessie Goldman Library will be open at 1:30 P.M. to give those
interested a chance to use our extensive resource center and socialize. The
program will begin at 2:00 P.M. There is no charge for the program. All are
welcome.

For information, or directions, contact:
Susan 732-752-3384, Judy 973-226-7049 or Paul 845-357-5567
Check our website: http://mysite.verizon.net/vze2gnpn/index.html

1885 Posen business directory #poland

Logan J. Kleinwaks
 

Several messages were recently posted to the GaliciaSIG describing the
discovery of a 1912 Galician telephone directory on the website of the
Digital Library of Wielkopolska by GaliciaSIGger Grzegorz Gembala.

Searching the collection of the Digital Library, it appears that there
arealso many address and business directories for Posen. For example,
an 1885 business directory for Posen can be found at
http://www.wbc.poznan.pl/dlibra/docmetadata?id=2720&dirids=1.

Clicking on "ksiega adresowa," which appears on that page next to
"Resource Type" brings up a list of several other directories for Posen.
I have no experience with Posen research, so I do not know if these
resources are well-known.

Best regards,

Logan Kleinwaks
kleinwaks@...
near Washington, D.C.

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGS North Jersey Meeting March 27 #general

Paul & Myrna Lewis <pmlewis6391@...>
 

Editing Photographs & Other Documents

Place: YM-YWHA of North Jersey
Date: Sunday March 27, 2005
Time: 2:00 PM

Many genealogists have gathered photographs and documents to go along with our
computerized family history records. It's a two-step process: first, we have to
put the actual "hard-copy" material into computer-readable form, and then we often
have to do some work on it before we include it in our database. The first stage -
scanning the photo or document into a computer file - was discussed at an earlier
meeting of our group. Now we're ready to tackle the second part.

Bob Kraus, a long-time member of JGSNJ, will demonstrate some of the photo-editing
techniques available with fairly inexpensive computer software. A key element of
his presentation will be the assurance that patience rather than extensive
computer skill is the primary requirement to producing these most worthwhile
additions to your genealogy records.

The JGS meetings are held at the YM-YWHA of North Jersey, 1 Pike Drive, Wayne, NJ.
The Charles & Bessie Goldman Library will be open at 1:30 P.M. to give those
interested a chance to use our extensive resource center and socialize. The
program will begin at 2:00 P.M. There is no charge for the program. All are
welcome.

For information, or directions, contact:
Susan 732-752-3384, Judy 973-226-7049 or Paul 845-357-5567
Check our website: http://mysite.verizon.net/vze2gnpn/index.html

JRI Poland #Poland 1885 Posen business directory #poland

Logan J. Kleinwaks
 

Several messages were recently posted to the GaliciaSIG describing the
discovery of a 1912 Galician telephone directory on the website of the
Digital Library of Wielkopolska by GaliciaSIGger Grzegorz Gembala.

Searching the collection of the Digital Library, it appears that there
arealso many address and business directories for Posen. For example,
an 1885 business directory for Posen can be found at
http://www.wbc.poznan.pl/dlibra/docmetadata?id=2720&dirids=1.

Clicking on "ksiega adresowa," which appears on that page next to
"Resource Type" brings up a list of several other directories for Posen.
I have no experience with Posen research, so I do not know if these
resources are well-known.

Best regards,

Logan Kleinwaks
kleinwaks@...
near Washington, D.C.

Phone Directory Of Poland #poland

Abuwasta Abuwasta
 

This was discussed in the past on one of the lists.
Due to privacy concerns it was removed >from the
Internet. The Yellow Pages on the other hand, are
there.

Jacob Rosen
Jerusalem

Does anyone know whether there is a current
telephone directory for Poland
online ?

JRI Poland #Poland Phone Directory Of Poland #poland

Abuwasta Abuwasta
 

This was discussed in the past on one of the lists.
Due to privacy concerns it was removed >from the
Internet. The Yellow Pages on the other hand, are
there.

Jacob Rosen
Jerusalem

Does anyone know whether there is a current
telephone directory for Poland
online ?

Danzig/Gdansk #poland

Roger Lustig <trovato@...>
 

Tom Erribe asks:

<< Can someone tell me if Danzig/Gdansk records for 1926-1935 would be
located with Polish records, Ukrainian records, German records, etc. >>

When you say "located with", what do you mean? Are you referring to LDS
microfilms? Original records?

If the former, the catalog at familysearch.org will provide many
details. If the latter, the answer is (at least partially): in Gdansk!
The PRADZIAD database of the Polish State Archives shows that the Gdansk
archive has Jewish BMD records through 1927.

For Prussian Poland, civil vital records were kept by registry offices
from 1874 onward. In today's Poland, there's limited access for 100
years after the creation of the record, which is kept at the registry
office. After that, it's moved to the archives (usually in batches
every few years).

The records were almost certainly written in German. The population of
the Free City of Danzig (1920-1939) was overwhelmingly German-speaking,
incl. most of its Jewish community. So the city government of Gdansk
would be the place to turn.

And we can *definitely* rule out Ukrainian.

Roger Lustig Princeton, NJ
researching Upper Silesia, mostly

JRI Poland #Poland Danzig/Gdansk #poland

Roger Lustig <trovato@...>
 

Tom Erribe asks:

<< Can someone tell me if Danzig/Gdansk records for 1926-1935 would be
located with Polish records, Ukrainian records, German records, etc. >>

When you say "located with", what do you mean? Are you referring to LDS
microfilms? Original records?

If the former, the catalog at familysearch.org will provide many
details. If the latter, the answer is (at least partially): in Gdansk!
The PRADZIAD database of the Polish State Archives shows that the Gdansk
archive has Jewish BMD records through 1927.

For Prussian Poland, civil vital records were kept by registry offices
from 1874 onward. In today's Poland, there's limited access for 100
years after the creation of the record, which is kept at the registry
office. After that, it's moved to the archives (usually in batches
every few years).

The records were almost certainly written in German. The population of
the Free City of Danzig (1920-1939) was overwhelmingly German-speaking,
incl. most of its Jewish community. So the city government of Gdansk
would be the place to turn.

And we can *definitely* rule out Ukrainian.

Roger Lustig Princeton, NJ
researching Upper Silesia, mostly

Regarding dobromil #poland

Larry Nussbaum <larry.nussbaum@...>
 

Does anyone have a direct contact to get information >from Dobromil
(now in the Ukraine) My great grandfather lived there and my
grandfather was born there and then moved to Przemsyl, Poland.
Family name is Nussbaum.

Thank you,

Larry Nussbaum
Kansas City, Mo
larry.nussbaum@...

JRI Poland #Poland Regarding dobromil #poland

Larry Nussbaum <larry.nussbaum@...>
 

Does anyone have a direct contact to get information >from Dobromil
(now in the Ukraine) My great grandfather lived there and my
grandfather was born there and then moved to Przemsyl, Poland.
Family name is Nussbaum.

Thank you,

Larry Nussbaum
Kansas City, Mo
larry.nussbaum@...

JGS Sacramento meeting March 20 #general

Bob Wascou <robertw252@...>
 

Jewish Genealogy Society of Sacramento

Sunday, March 20, 10 a.m.

Albert Einstein Residence Center
1935 Wright Street
Sacramento, CA

“Genealogical Records – Determining the Ones We Want, Where They Are and How to
Use Them”

Want to start researching your family tree but don’t know where to begin? Come to
the March meeting of the Sacramento Jewish Genealogy Society. Area genealogist Pam
Dallas will provide an overview of major and lesser-known genealogy records.
She’ll discuss the different types of records, the challenge of finding them and
ways to make them pay off in your research. This is a great meeting for beginners
as well as genealogy veterans, who are sure to learn something new as well.

Join us on Sunday, March 20, 10 a.m. Our growing genealogy library will be
available for your use before and after the meeting.

For more information about the Jewish Genealogy Society of Sacramento, visit our
Web site http://www.jewishgen.org/jgs-sacramento/, e-mail the JGSS at
jgs_sacramento@... or leave a message at 916-486-0906 ext. 361.

Bob Wascou

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGS Sacramento meeting March 20 #general

Bob Wascou <robertw252@...>
 

Jewish Genealogy Society of Sacramento

Sunday, March 20, 10 a.m.

Albert Einstein Residence Center
1935 Wright Street
Sacramento, CA

“Genealogical Records – Determining the Ones We Want, Where They Are and How to
Use Them”

Want to start researching your family tree but don’t know where to begin? Come to
the March meeting of the Sacramento Jewish Genealogy Society. Area genealogist Pam
Dallas will provide an overview of major and lesser-known genealogy records.
She’ll discuss the different types of records, the challenge of finding them and
ways to make them pay off in your research. This is a great meeting for beginners
as well as genealogy veterans, who are sure to learn something new as well.

Join us on Sunday, March 20, 10 a.m. Our growing genealogy library will be
available for your use before and after the meeting.

For more information about the Jewish Genealogy Society of Sacramento, visit our
Web site http://www.jewishgen.org/jgs-sacramento/, e-mail the JGSS at
jgs_sacramento@... or leave a message at 916-486-0906 ext. 361.

Bob Wascou

History of the jews in OCSA, CEGLED, ALBERTISA in Pest megye #hungary

Ilan Szekely <tcdb@...>
 

Hello H-Siggers

I am a silent watcher for along time. Now I have a question.

I found a document my father wrote about his family ancestors.
Seems that all of his family ancestors lived in Pest megye in the towns
of Cegled, Ocsa, Alberti-isa (now Albertisa)
and Duna KisVarsany. All locations are south east of Budapest.
Later the family moved to the town of Budapest.
My G-G-grandfather STEINER Zakarias was born in Ocsa ca. 1790.

My question is about the history of Jews in this area. Where can I find
information? The Internet search resulted in nothing.

Ilan Szekely
______________________________
E-mail: ilan.szekely@...
______________________________

Researching - STEINER, SZEKELY, WEISZ, LAUFER, MARBERGER - all in
Hungary

Re: naming patterns #hungary

Dorothy Kohanski <dkohanski@...>
 

I don't think we can make "pattern" assumptions for assimilated Jews,
especially in the United States. My mother's branch is >from Budapest and
Vienna. I bear her first name, Adele, as my middle name. My brother,
totally unfamiliar with Jewish custom, named his son Robert after himself.
There are also a number of Jacks on my father's side in the USA, generation
after generation. My own children's names are original in the family, not
named after anyone in particular. However, MY son with five children has
returned to the naming of his children after deceased relatives, and just to
confuse the issue further, his two youngest children, by his second wife,
both bear their mother's maiden name as a middle name ! And their
daughter's first name is original in the family, but his son is named after
my late husband. So go figure! I think we can assume naming patterns
probably held in the "old country" but not necessarily in the US, and not in
Israel where the Yiddish names seem to be "out" and new Hebrew names are
"in" (both first and last).
Since I was not given a Hebrew name at birth, I adopted one for myself -
Kinnereth.
Dorothy Adele Dellar Kohanski (aka "Kinnereth")
Laguna Woods, CA

* Trip to Hungary and visiting cemeteries #hungary

Tom Venetianer <tom.vene@...>
 

Dear all,

My experience has been very similar to that mentioned by Margarita. Even in=
Neolog (reform) cemeteries, the older tombstones, dating back to the=
18th/early 19th centuries, usually carry Hebrew engravings only.

Some tips which might be helpful, mainly for those not fluent in Hebrew:

1. If you know the Hebrew names of the people whose graves you plan to=
visit, carry their list written in Hebrew.

2. If you know the date of decease, carry both the common and Hebrew dates,=
the later written in Hebrew characters.

3. Carry a Hebrew transliteration of family names.

4. Learn the basics of Hebrew - reading the letters and understanding dates.=
A handy page for that purpose: <http://www.jewishgen.org/infofiles/tombston=
es.html>. Carry a printed version with you.

The purpose of all the above is to "compare" what one sees on the tombstones=
and what one is looking for. This can be a time consuming process but it=
could result in hits.

5. In smaller cemeteries (say up to 100 graves) it is worthwhile to take=
digital photos of all graves. That allows examining them later with more=
time to find matches and identifications. Besides, a person with command of=
Hebrew could later examine those pictures.

6. Try to find the pinkas (register of deaths). Even in very small villages=
and abandoned cemeteries, sometimes the local central Jewish congregation/u=
nion/federation may have them or knows who stores them.

Good luck
Tom

At 00:00 -0600 15.03.2005, H-SIG digest wrote:
Subject: RE: Trip to Hungary
From: "Margarita Lacko" <mishpologia@...>
Date: Fri, 11 Mar 2005 11:09:04 -0500

In Abaujszanto, my relatives (BLAU, LOW) were very religious and their
tombstones are all in Hebrew. I don't remember about the rest of the
tombstones.

In Gyongyos, although I didn't find my relatives (FISCHER, HEBER,
HANOFER/HANNOVER) some stones are in Hebrew but the names are in Latin
characters. Most of the stones were in Hungarian.
Margarita Lack=DB
--
-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-
Tom Venetianer <mailto:tom.vene@...>
Sao Paulo - Brazil

Hungary SIG #Hungary History of the jews in OCSA, CEGLED, ALBERTISA in Pest megye #hungary

Ilan Szekely <tcdb@...>
 

Hello H-Siggers

I am a silent watcher for along time. Now I have a question.

I found a document my father wrote about his family ancestors.
Seems that all of his family ancestors lived in Pest megye in the towns
of Cegled, Ocsa, Alberti-isa (now Albertisa)
and Duna KisVarsany. All locations are south east of Budapest.
Later the family moved to the town of Budapest.
My G-G-grandfather STEINER Zakarias was born in Ocsa ca. 1790.

My question is about the history of Jews in this area. Where can I find
information? The Internet search resulted in nothing.

Ilan Szekely
______________________________
E-mail: ilan.szekely@...
______________________________

Researching - STEINER, SZEKELY, WEISZ, LAUFER, MARBERGER - all in
Hungary

Hungary SIG #Hungary Re: naming patterns #hungary

Dorothy Kohanski <dkohanski@...>
 

I don't think we can make "pattern" assumptions for assimilated Jews,
especially in the United States. My mother's branch is >from Budapest and
Vienna. I bear her first name, Adele, as my middle name. My brother,
totally unfamiliar with Jewish custom, named his son Robert after himself.
There are also a number of Jacks on my father's side in the USA, generation
after generation. My own children's names are original in the family, not
named after anyone in particular. However, MY son with five children has
returned to the naming of his children after deceased relatives, and just to
confuse the issue further, his two youngest children, by his second wife,
both bear their mother's maiden name as a middle name ! And their
daughter's first name is original in the family, but his son is named after
my late husband. So go figure! I think we can assume naming patterns
probably held in the "old country" but not necessarily in the US, and not in
Israel where the Yiddish names seem to be "out" and new Hebrew names are
"in" (both first and last).
Since I was not given a Hebrew name at birth, I adopted one for myself -
Kinnereth.
Dorothy Adele Dellar Kohanski (aka "Kinnereth")
Laguna Woods, CA

Hungary SIG #Hungary * Trip to Hungary and visiting cemeteries #hungary

Tom Venetianer <tom.vene@...>
 

Dear all,

My experience has been very similar to that mentioned by Margarita. Even in=
Neolog (reform) cemeteries, the older tombstones, dating back to the=
18th/early 19th centuries, usually carry Hebrew engravings only.

Some tips which might be helpful, mainly for those not fluent in Hebrew:

1. If you know the Hebrew names of the people whose graves you plan to=
visit, carry their list written in Hebrew.

2. If you know the date of decease, carry both the common and Hebrew dates,=
the later written in Hebrew characters.

3. Carry a Hebrew transliteration of family names.

4. Learn the basics of Hebrew - reading the letters and understanding dates.=
A handy page for that purpose: <http://www.jewishgen.org/infofiles/tombston=
es.html>. Carry a printed version with you.

The purpose of all the above is to "compare" what one sees on the tombstones=
and what one is looking for. This can be a time consuming process but it=
could result in hits.

5. In smaller cemeteries (say up to 100 graves) it is worthwhile to take=
digital photos of all graves. That allows examining them later with more=
time to find matches and identifications. Besides, a person with command of=
Hebrew could later examine those pictures.

6. Try to find the pinkas (register of deaths). Even in very small villages=
and abandoned cemeteries, sometimes the local central Jewish congregation/u=
nion/federation may have them or knows who stores them.

Good luck
Tom

At 00:00 -0600 15.03.2005, H-SIG digest wrote:
Subject: RE: Trip to Hungary
From: "Margarita Lacko" <mishpologia@...>
Date: Fri, 11 Mar 2005 11:09:04 -0500

In Abaujszanto, my relatives (BLAU, LOW) were very religious and their
tombstones are all in Hebrew. I don't remember about the rest of the
tombstones.

In Gyongyos, although I didn't find my relatives (FISCHER, HEBER,
HANOFER/HANNOVER) some stones are in Hebrew but the names are in Latin
characters. Most of the stones were in Hungarian.
Margarita Lack=DB
--
-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-
Tom Venetianer <mailto:tom.vene@...>
Sao Paulo - Brazil